Storm Caroline will pose 'danger to life' with 90mph gusts

Alyssa Bailey
December 7, 2017

Storm Caroline is expected to barrel into the United Kingdom overnight after strengthening in the Atlantic Ocean throughout Wednesday.

Given its name by the UK Met Office, Storm Caroline is an Atlantic storm that is expected to pass close to the north coast of Scotland on Thursday morning, with strong and blustery winds also expected over Ireland later in the week. "These will continue into Thursday night and Friday with some producing accumulations on hills and mountains".

The company, meanwhile, is continuing to plan to fly all its scheduled services and will have standby aircraft and crews at the ready should weather permit disrupted services to fly. "There is a good chance that power cuts may also occur".

"Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible".

The Met Office said "predominantly colder periods" are expected through the second half of December until after Christmas, with snow in the Midlands and North.

Freezing temperatures are then forecast for parts of Britain on Friday, with a yellow snow and ice warning in place for Scotland, Northern Ireland, western England and Wales.

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"Overnight, the main feature will be the increase in wind as Caroline starts to come in towards the end of the night".

Coastal routes, seafronts and coastal communities are likely to be affected by spray or large waves.

Dozens of workers are being evacuated from a North Sea platform due to safety fears.

CNR International said it was taking the precaution on Ninian South, 75 miles (120km) east of Shetland.

Snow and falling temperatures were forecast to affect the west of the country then.

"Strong northwest winds may cause drifting of the snow in places with blizzard conditions possible at times across northern Scotland", said Met Office Chief Meteorologist Steve Ramsdale.

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